Fire Industry News for September 2019

UK’s Largest Fitness Chain, PureGym Chooses P50 Fire Extinguisher For Its 200-plus Gyms

The UK’s largest fitness operator, PureGym has chosen Britannia’s  P50 fire extinguisher to protect its 200-plus gyms and more than a million members. P50 fire extinguisher Fast-expanding PureGym is installing our multi-use composite P50, the only extinguisher that needs no external servicing contract and can be maintained in-house by trained staff, in its new gyms, with a program to replace metal extinguishers in all its premises. PureGym is installing our multi-use composit...

STANLEY Security’s Michael Heasman Qualifies For FIA AO Level 3 Fire Detection And Alarm Advanced Designer In UK

STANLEY Security is delighted to announce its UK Fire Product Manager, Michael Heasman, is the first person to pass the FIA live advanced designer examination and is now a fully qualified Fire Industry Association Awarding Organisation (FIA AO) Level 3 Fire Detection and Alarm Advanced Designer in the UK. Michael was the only person to successfully obtain this qualification on the first live FIA run course in Bolton. Commenting on this significant achievement, Michael Heasman, who has worked in...

DHF Issues Document On Changes To CE Marking Of Fire And Smoke Resisting Industrial Doors

Tamworth-based trade association, DHF (Door & Hardware Federation), has published a new downloadable document for the industrial door sector, named Changes to CE marking of Fire and Smoke Resisting Industrial Doors. The long-awaited publication reveals what is required, and is to be used, in conjunction with DHF TS012:2019 and is now accessible from the federation’s website. CE marking of powered doors, whether fire/smoke resisting or not, has been mandatory under the Machinery Direct...

Tim Passmore, Steve Jupp And Dan Fearn Open The Beccles Shared Police And Fire Station

Tim Passmore, Police and Crime Commissioner and Suffolk County Councillor Richard Rout, formally opened the new shared Police/Fire station in Beccles (Friday 30 August 2019), along with Chief Constable Steve Jupp and Deputy Chief Fire Officer Dan Fearn. This is the eleventh shared community Fire and Police facility in Suffolk with stations already operating in Leiston, Newmarket, Saxmundham, Felixstowe, Woodbridge, Ixworth, Elmswell, Debenham, Framlingham and Clare. There are also plans for fur...

Rapid Relief Team To Provide Cambridgeshire Fire And Rescue Service Firefighters With Food And Refreshments

Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service has entered into an agreement with the Rapid Relief Team to support firefighters when they are attending prolonged incidents by providing food and refreshments. The Rapid Relief Team (RRT) is a non-profit charitable organization. Its volunteers are members of the Plymouth Brethren Christian Church and their mission is to provide voluntary support to the emergency services at large scale incidents. The volunteers make themselves available to support emergen...

Apollo Enhances Fire Security Of Red Jet 7 With 30 Multisensor Detectors

A new addition to the Red Funnel Ferries fleet of passenger catamarans that criss-cross the Solent between Southampton and the Isle of Wight entered service in summer 2018. With a speed of 38 knots, Red Jet 7 is 41 meters long and holds 277 passengers and four crew. As a new-build vessel, the advanced design for the fire protection had to undergo a stringent approval process to comply with the Marine Equipment Directive (MED) prior to installation by SEC Marine from Southampton. Fire Detection...

Edesix Announces Participation At The Emergency Services Show 2019

Edesix is delighted to be exhibiting at the Emergency Services Show at the Birmingham NEC on September 18th & 19th - Stand E38. Each year, more than 8,000 public safety personnel attend the Emergency Services Show. The two-day event brings together all disciplines from the emergency services sector to discover innovative technologies and operational solutions, share their experiences and unite in their collaborative approach to public safety. Edesix will be showcasing the latest in Body Wo...

Yeoman Shield To Showcase Its Fire Door Protection Products During FDSW

From 23rd to 29th September, Yeoman Shield will be taking part in Fire Door Safety Week. Fire door safety is an important part of building maintenance and it can literally save lives. It’s vital that awareness is raised on this issue, as many people don’t understand the actual function of fire doors which can lead to their damage and misuse. The main purpose of fire doors is to stop the spread of smoke and fire. In the case of a fire, this can prevent further damage to the building...

NFPA Research Report Shows 43 Percent Of U.S. Fire Stations Older Than Four Decades

As the condition of aging bridges, roadways, transportation resources, and grids across the U.S. has increasingly become the focus of discussion, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has issued Renovations Needs of the U.S. Fire Service, a new report on the fire service’s aging infrastructure. Two key findings within the report show that more than 21,000 firehouses across the country are beyond 40 years of age with total replacement costs estimated to be in the $70-$100 billion...

Kentec Releases XT+, An Integration-Friendly Gas Suppression System

Kentec, a manufacturer of life-critical control systems, has launched the XT+, a new multi-area releasing control unit designed to be easily interfaced with Kentec’s UL864 single and dual loop fire safety products. It features intelligent functionality to make it simple to install, configure and use, and manages the activation of gas suppression systems and all associated releasing monitoring and control circuits. The interface with the fire detection system is via a simple RS485 communica...

How Hand-Held Devices Help Firefighters To Tackle Emergency Situations And Save Lives

Among the tools of the fire service, some of the most powerful are hand-held devices. These technologies provide information to firefighters than can direct their approaches to emergency situations and safe lives. Today, more powerful devices are available in smaller, hand-held form, sometimes taking the place of much larger and more expensive devices. For example, previously the Los Angeles Fire Department carried just one large thermal imaging camera (TIC) that cost upwards of $10,000 on eac...

Suffolk Fire And Rescue Service Prevents Businesses Along Ipswich’s Waterfront From Accidental Drownings

Bars, restaurants and businesses along Ipswich’s Waterfront have attended awareness training in the event of anyone falling into water. As part of Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service prevention work, these waterside businesses have been supplied with a safety throw line to keep at their premises. This is a small bag containing a floating line which can be deployed very quickly and easily in the event of someone falling into the water around the marina. Helping To Reduce Risk Staff were give...

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